Happy new year! Keeping up with our annual tradition, KIPP CEO Richard Barth shares some highlights from 2016 and thoughts on where we are as a team and family.
Josué is a proud alumnus of KIPP Houston and a current junior at Georgetown University. He serves on the board of Georgetown’s Latinx Leadership Forum, and last summer he interned on Capitol Hill. Learn more about Josué’s story and how he is changing the odds in his community.
Congratulations to everyone on such a terrific start to the school year! We’ve opened 17 new schools and our network is now 200 schools strong, educating nearly 80,000 KIPPsters across the country.
Last year we shared some thoughts and advice from one of our remarkable KIPP alumni: Manny Cabrera, an alum of KIPP Academy in Houston, TX, who had just graduated from law school. We caught up with Manny this month to hear about his first year as a lawyer–and he had lots to share!
Paloma Contreras, a Spanish teacher at KIPP Houston, explains why teaching Spanish is her passion. Her classes not only inspire students and families to learn a language, but also challenge them to grow in their knowledge of the world.
KIPP’s focus on character first drew Andrea McCormick to KIPP six years ago. Now as the Dean of Instruction at KIPP Dream Prep, she knows that a dual focus on character and academics helps develop young minds that are conscious of the world around them. Learn how she infuses character in her school.
Lindsey Smith shares her vision for the school she plans to open next fall: KIPP Climb. She can’t wait for the voices of her students, parents, teachers, and community members to echo in the halls, all while students receive a world-class college-prep education. Hear more from Lindsey!